WSU football will play a seven-game, conference-only slate beginning the weekend of Nov. 6–7 following a Thursday decision by the Pac‑12 CEO Group to resume competition for several sports seasons. The games will be played without spectators and WSU Pullman will not host tailgating opportunities during the 2020 football season, consistent with public health and safety directives.

“The Pac‑12 CEO Group has been committed from the beginning of the COVID‑19 pandemic to doing everything in our power to safeguard the health of our student-athletes,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz, who serves on the conference’s CEO Group. “While we all want to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to compete, we had to be certain that play could commence in a safe manner. I applaud the Pac‑12 Conference for taking the concerns of the Pac‑12 CEO Group so seriously and coming up with rigorous public health protocols that allow for the safe return to competition.”

Schedules will be announced soon. The full announcement can be found on the WSU Athletics website.